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Jennifer Garrett, MA, LCMHC-S



ADHD | Autism | Religious Trauma |  Low Self Worth and Self Esteem | Working with the LGBTQIA+ population | Poly/CNM+ | Therapy for Therapists
Jennifer Garrett - therapist and counselor in Asheville

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”
~ Peter Levine

Get in touch with Jennifer Garrett MA, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS

Accepted Insurance Providers: BCBS, Medcost, AETNA, United Healthcare

Rates / Fees:
$175 Initial Intake Appointment
$150 60-Minute Session
Limited $100 – $150 Sliding Scale Sessions


I provide mental health and addiction counseling to adults, and specialize in:

  • Working with the LGBTQIA+ population
  • Non traditional relationships
  • Poly/CNM+ 
  • Religious Trauma
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Therapy for Therapists

My Approach & Philosophy

I self identify as a queer and Neurodivergent/Autistic human and therapist. I do not have a formal diagnosis from a professional, but I have experienced everything I wrote about here and so much more that is reflected in the Neurodivergent experience that I feel confident identifying this way. 

I’m highlighting the Neurodivergent experience and identity at the moment on this page and as a therapist, but other identities and experiences I relate to and LOVE working with include:

  •  LGBTQIA+ population
  • Non traditional relationships, people who identify as poly/non-monogamous
  • Therapists and people in the mental health field
  • Neurodivergent individuals, especially questioning ones!!


Aside from the simple and powerful intervention of being a real human with you,  I like to incorporate interventions and strategies that help you:


  • cope with the anxiety and depression associated with being “different”
  • notice and manage your nervous system, emotions, and needs
  • discover and express your authentic self, balancing safety and courage
  •  experience more meaningful connection in your life
  • make sense of things
  • get things done
  • live the life you want


If you want some clinical names for theories and practices I use, they would be Polyvagal Theory and Exercises, IFS/parts work, Relational Cultural Theory, Attachment Theory and Exercises, and some Narrative Therapy.

I’ve experienced neglect, depression, codependency, “coming out,” and unhealthy bonds myself and have learned ways to get back to myself, my truth, and my vision for my life.

I love a good pen, tacos, and hiking all over the place!

My credentials include Masters of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University Nashville: 2007

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor LCMHC #8682

*Offering supervision for LCMHC– Contact us to find out more.

You Deserve to Feel Great. I’m Here to Help.